Public Policy Forum Research

 

Our research staff also tackles issues in several other policy areas, such as social services, community justice, transportation, and parks, recreation & culture, where our expertise and impartiality are valued by policymakers and engaged citizens.

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Mar, 2011
Milwaukee-area citizens cite the state’s budget as “the most important issue facing the seven-county Milwaukee region,” according to the latest People Speak poll, conducted in late February and early March. Jobs had been the top concern of...
Jan, 2011
A new survey of nearly 400 residents of the Milwaukee, Kinnickinnic, and Menomonee River watersheds shows general support for government actions to protect water resources, but mixed views on which level of government should be implementing such...
Oct, 2010
The Public Policy Forum has served as local facilitator and consultant to a project that has used national experts to examine gaps in Milwaukee County’s adult mental health care delivery system and devise ways to transform that system into one that...
Sep, 2010
Hard times continue to hit metropolitan Milwaukee nonprofit organizations. The rocky economy has again resulted in increased demand for services at the same time support continued to decrease. If 2009 was a year most nonprofits would like to forget...
Sep, 2009
Metropolitan Milwaukee's nonprofit communities are experiencing a perfect storm; demand is up, giving is down, and some of the organizations designed to help those in need find themselves in precarious situations. The 13th annual Report Card on...
Nov, 2008
Nonprofits play an important role in the region. They provide needed services that educate children, protect the environment and make health care accessible. The area's nonprofit arts organizations also enrich our cultural lives. But local...

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